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TA 7255-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Railway Strategy Study
Technical Assistance Special Fund
Inclusive economic growth Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector
- Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
An integrated GMS railway network established and servicing subregional multimodal traffic between the GMS countries to and from the neighboring subregions by 2025.
Description of Outcome
Confirmation of a strategy and plan for coordinated development of an integrated GMS railway network.
Progress Toward Outcome
GMS railway strategy framework adopted and confirmed.
Description of Project Outputs
1. Assessment of the current status of the current railways and of international railway transport in the GMS.
2. Forecast future demand for railway transport and railway based multimodal transport.
3. Recommendations on how best to meet this demand.
4. Strategy to develop a coherent GMS railway system, identifying railway corridors and insitutional developmental initiatiaves required to achieve this.
5. Plan of implementation with a prioritized list of identified projects to be implemented by 2025.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Study completed. Draft Final Report presented to the Senior Ministers' meeting in January 2010. Study for publication as soon as comments are received from GMS countries and incorporated into the Final Report.
Final railway strategy framework presented at the GMS Ministerial Meeting in mid-August 2010. TA Completion Date extended until 31 December 2010.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
The TA will be implemented by 2 international consultants recruited and supervised by ADB over a period of about 6 months and will require 5 person-months of intermittent input by the international experts, which will have expertise in international trade and logistics, and in railway infrastructure and operations, respecively and up to 10 person-months of intermittent national experts with experience in subregional trade and logistics and railwaya construction and operations.
Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, SERD
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